Art & Culture

Classic Musical ‘Wicked’ Is Coming To New Zealand Next Year And We Can’t Wait

By Jack Saddler October 28, 2020

Wicked news.

The second-highest grossing Broadway musical of all time is going to be hitting up New Zealand very soon. [Image supplied by Showbiz Christchurch. Photos by Danielle Colvin].

Yes, that’s right. Wicked and its 40 cast members will be sailing into the Auckland SkyCity Theatre for a run of dates next year. That would mean a roadtrip from Christchurch, but dammit that’s worth it! From September 2021, you’ll be able to sing, dance, follow the yellow-brick-road and then trot along back to the place like no other: home.

It is the first time the production is hitting our shores since 2013. Wicked is based on the 1995 book Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, a retelling of the seminal Wizard Of Oz.

The performance is set to include new and spectacular costumes with extra sets to accompany the already classic array of hits that can be promised at all renditions of Wicked.

This time, it will be a short run of Wicked shows at SkyCity Theatre. Performances are pencilled in for September 10 until October 2, 2021. Tickets are available here from today (28 October), so hurry! We’re sure these will be like gold dust. They are priced between NZ$39-79.

And if you don’t manage to get hold of a golden ticket, just remember. There’s no place like home. Not sure that would console us, but hey ho!

[Image supplied by Showbiz Christchurch. Photos by Danielle Colvin]

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